|Problem:||Wanted to learn about building mapping applications in R Shiny and also how to use the Census Bureau’s API|
|Solution:||Built an app that allowed me to develop these skills|
|Status:||Live app available on shinyapps.io|
|Skills Used:||Shiny; geospatial data, GIS; api; leaflet maps|
When I started to learn R and learned about R Shiny, I sought out projects that allowed me to practice those skills. This project had no other purpose than to force me to learn R Shiny, Leaflet maps, and how to build live access to an API through Shiny. In particular, I was interested in all of the great information the Census Bureau provides through their American Community Survey API.
You can use the app yourself by clicking on the link in the table above. Below are some example screenshots.